Everton ace SLAMMED by former Liverpool star for performance against Wolves

EVERTON ace Jordan Pickford should have saved Ruben Neves’ sublime free-kick this afternoon.

That’s according to BT Sport co-commentator and ex-Liverpool winger Steve McManaman who reckons the England international dropped a clanger. 

Neves developed a knack for spectacular finishes in the Championship last season. 

Every goal he scored in the previous campaign was from outside the box. 

He is now off the mark in the Premier League with a well placed strike against the Toffees. 

“Everton star Jordan Pickford could not save Ruben Neves’ sublime free-kick”

Pickford got a hand to it, but couldn’t claw the ball away. 

McManaman reckons the ex-Sunderland ace shouldn’t have made a small move to his right which prevented him getting a clean hand to the ball. 

“Brilliant free kick by Ruben Neves but the goalie should have saved it,” he said.

“Jordan Pickford’s gambling behind the wall, moving to his right.

“It’s gone to the goalkeeper’s side as far as I’m concerned. 

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Everton star Jordan Pickford could not save Ruben Neves’ sublime free-kick

“Great free kick but it’s gone nowhere near the wall. Pickford, goes right, can’t get back. Hops right, can’t go left. 

“That’s not in the corner, that should be in catching range that. Wolves are back in the game. 

“Big decision from Craig Pawson, Ruben Neves does what he has to do. 

“Gets it on target, goalkeeper gambles this time.Back of the net, 1-1.”

The free kick was awarded after Phil Jagielka received his marching orders for a late tackle Diogo Jota.

Speaking ahead of the clash, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said his team could push for European football. 

He said: “In my opinion, all my players could play in the top six.

“For me, my players are the best players in the world. 

“And I say it again, the best players in the world. 

“This is my belief and this is my conviction.

“It sounds absurd for you maybe, but for me, no. It is my belief because it is the way I look at them. 

“I admire them, I see them work, I don’t make comparisons with nobody. 

“They are the best, I hope they think they are.”

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